|Very nice looking buffet line|
|Arndt's Machine Shop|
Located on a quiet and unassuming street just a block off Whyte Ave, Narayanni's is housed in a historic building that was once the home of a car repair store. So they have ample space both inside and out, with a parking lot for customers located around the back of the building. Once inside, the space is large with high ceilings, ample seating consisting of both booths and stand alone chairs and tables, while the star attraction, the buffet, is located in the centre of the restaurant.
|Grilled Masala Chicken|
We were immediately told by one of the servers, that it was a family restaurant and that her mother does all of the cooking. Once seated, we immediately made a dash for the appetizer table located off to one side of the restaurant. Their papadums were super light and crisp, while the potato samosa was lightly seasoned and crisp without being greasy, a welcome change from samosas found at many other establishments. There were also a variety of dips including a hummus and a spicy mango chutney that had much more heat than I was anticipating, but not so hot that it wasn’t enjoyable.
They also have an abundance of desserts, however, skip all the cakes as I found that they were a little on the dry side and the crumble had too much crumble and not enough fruit. Just go with the cinnamon infused rice pudding. As a person who really dislikes rice pudding, it is saying a lot that I enjoyed this creamy, warm and slightly sweet dessert.
Overall, we enjoyed our meal at Narayanni's and given the price, we would most definitely go back. The dinner ranges in price from $15 - $25 per person, depending on the night you go, there’s even a vegan night! They recently started serving lunch and it’s an even better deal than dinner at only $12!
10131 81 Ave NW
Edmonton, AB T6E 1W9
(Note: There was no financial compensation from Narayanni's for this blog post, although they provided free food and drinks. Any review provided by me will completely reflect my thoughts and opinions – good or bad – and will not be swayed by having fee food and drinks provided.)